6 days in Kotka & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

6 days in Kotka & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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Kotka
— 2 nights
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Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
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Kotka

— 2 nights
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Visiting Riverside Park and Beach Mansikkalahti will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sibelius Park and Museum of Aviation. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Kotka Church.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kotka visit planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kotka. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Jyvaskyla

— 3 nights
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Petajavesi Old Church. Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum of Central Finland and Jyvaskyla Art Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Craft Museum of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), stroll around Tourujoen Luontopolku, and take in the views from Karkisten Silta.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla journey planner.

You can drive from Kotka to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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